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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:16,934
  • Hunt (49)
  • Weimann (26)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Marvin Sordell sends in a cross, Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

91mins

Andy Griffin crosses the ball, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

91mins

Centre by Andy Griffin.

89mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Harte by Marvin Sordell. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Hal Robson-Kanu challenges Adam Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

John Eustace is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

86mins

Centre by Marvin Sordell, clearance made by Matt Mills.

86mins

Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Loach. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

86mins

Effort on goal by Matt Mills from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

85mins

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, Daniel Drinkwater manages to make a clearance.

84mins

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Alex McCarthy coming on for Adam Federici.

82mins

Hal Robson-Kanu comes on in place of Brian Howard.

80mins

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe.

79mins

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

79mins

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Simon Church takes a shot. Adam Thompson gets a block in.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Shane Long. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

77mins

Simon Church takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in.

77mins

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, save by Scott Loach.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance.

74mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

73mins

Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

71mins

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Daniel Drinkwater makes a clearance.

70mins

Handball by Brian Howard. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Andy Griffin produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Shane Long, clearance made by John Eustace.

68mins

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball.

67mins

Shane Long produces a cross, clearance by Lee Hodson.

66mins

Noel Hunt goes off and Simon Church comes on.

66mins

Ross Jenkins is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Whichelow.

65mins

Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance.

65mins

Centre by Marvin Sordell, blocked by Matt Mills.

64mins

Centre by Lee Hodson.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Noel Hunt. John Eustace takes the free kick.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

62mins

John Eustace is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

61mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line to the near post, save by Scott Loach.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Adrian Mariappa. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Centre by Jobi McAnuff.

58mins

Corner taken by Brian Howard.

54mins

Stephen McGinn leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Drinkwater.

52mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Marvin Sordell coming on for Andreas Weimann.

51mins

Don Cowie takes the outswinging corner, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Ian Harte makes a clearance.

51mins

Ivar Ingimarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

50mins

Noel Hunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Watford.Corner taken by Brian Howard, the assist for the goal came from Brian Howard.

49mins

Centre by Noel Hunt, Lee Hodson gets a block in.

48mins

A cross is delivered by Shane Long, Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

46mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

44mins

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

43mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, save by Scott Loach.

42mins

Andy Griffin crosses the ball, clearance by John Eustace.

42mins

Brian Howard receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

41mins

Adam Thompson challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.

40mins

Ian Harte delivers the ball, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Andreas Weimann manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Brian Howard takes a shot. Adam Thompson gets a block in.

38mins

Jimmy Kebe decides to take a short corner.

38mins

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

38mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

38mins

A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, clearance by Lee Hodson.

36mins

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line.

35mins

Centre by Brian Howard, save by Scott Loach.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Brian Howard, Andreas Weimann makes a clearance.

34mins

Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line.

32mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

31mins

Matthew Whichelow crosses the ball, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

30mins

Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, Don Cowie gets a block in.

30mins

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Lee Hodson.

29mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.

27mins

A goal is scored by Andreas Weimann from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Reading 0-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Danny Graham.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Adam Thompson.

26mins

Andy Griffin crosses the ball.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, John Eustace makes a clearance.

25mins

Andreas Weimann is caught offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Short corner worked by Jimmy Kebe.

24mins

Centre by Ian Harte, Stephen McGinn manages to make a clearance.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

22mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Whichelow misses to the right of the goal.

21mins

John Eustace fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Adam Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

19mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Shane Long. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Brian Howard, Scott Loach makes a save.

16mins

Matthew Whichelow has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

15mins

Andreas Weimann produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Danny Graham goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15mins

Mikele Leigertwood has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

14mins

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Brian Howard delivers the ball, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Andy Griffin.

8mins

Ian Harte delivers the ball, Shane Long has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

7mins

John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

6mins

Brian Howard challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

5mins

Don Cowie sends in a cross.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie.

5mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Whichelow, clearance by Ian Harte.

4mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Whichelow, Matt Mills makes a clearance.

3mins

Don Cowie decides to take the corner short.

3mins

Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, clearance by Martin Taylor.

2mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, save made by Scott Loach.

2mins

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Martin Taylor.

Match Preview

Lucky Leigertwood back for Royals Reading have lucky charm Mikele Leigertwood back for the visit of Watford this weekend. On-loan QPR midfielder Leigertwood has not tasted defeat in the 11 games he has played for the club and will be back in the side after three games out through suspension. He will return as Brian McDermott's side look to end a run of five league games without a win. Fellow midfielder Jem Karacan serves the second of a three-game ban of his own but Jobi McAnuff returned from an ankle injury during the 1-1 draw at Sheffield United in midweek. Central defender Alex Pearce remains sidelined as he recovers from a thigh injury but striker Shane Long appears to be showing no discomfort from his recent hip problem. Long required injections to play for club and country in recent weeks but took his tally to 11 goals in 14 games with the opener at Bramall Lane. Fellow forward Mathieu Manset is a doubt after he picked up a calf niggle. Adam Thompson could make his full league debut for Watford. The teenage right-back came off the bench to score the equaliser in the midweek draw with Preston and could be in from the start in place of Lloyd Doyley at the Madejski Stadium. Doyley has been struggling with a hamstring injury and was replaced at the break on Tuesday by the impressive Thompson. Matt Whichelow also came on at half-time to score and could replace Danny Drinkwater in Malky Mackay's plans. Winger Will Buckley is out with an ankle injury while striker Marvin Sordell could come in after fully recovering from his recent foot injury. Youngster Michael Bryan is still missing with an ankle injury and completes the injury list for the Hornets.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Ivar Ingimarsson
  • Matt Mills
  • Ian Harte
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Brian Howard
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Shane Long
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Jay Tabb
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu

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Away

Match Report

Hunt rescues point for Royals Noel Hunt's second-half strike was enough to give Reading a point as they drew 1-1 with Watford at the Madejski Stadium. Andreas Weimann's first-half strike was cancelled out by Hunt after the break as an entertaining game petered out into a draw. The point means both the Royals and the Hornets have now failed to register a win in their last six league games and stay in the mid-table region of the npower Championship. Reading looked the more dangerous early on with Jimmy Kebe lively down the right and after the winger broke clear, he delivered a dangerous ball across the face of the box but the Watford defence were equal to the danger and cleared their lines. The visitors responded with John Eustace testing Adam Federici before Martin Taylor headed just over the crossbar as the Hornets applied the pressure. The Royals attacked and after Andy Griffin and Kebe combined brilliantly down the right-hand side, the ball found Jobi McAnuff but his shot went inches wide of the post. Watford held their own and had a great chance on 21 minutes but Matthew Whichelow could not hit the target with a left-footed strike after he did so well to wriggle his way into the penalty area. The visitors looked threatening going forward and got their reward on 27 minutes when poor Reading defending allowed Weimann space in the area and the on-loan Aston Villa striker made no mistake as he thumped the ball into the back of the net after his initial shot was blocked. The Hornets started to dominate and could have gone further in front but 16-goal striker Danny Graham was twice denied spectacularly by Federici while defender Matt Mills had a header that just went wide as the Royals tried to find a way back into the contest. Scott Loach was called into action on the stroke of half-time when the goalkeeper had to parry a Mikele Leigertwood shot to safety. Loach had to be alert a minute after the interval when he scrambled McAnuff's header away but the Royals drew level on 47 minutes when Hunt nodded into an empty goal after Howard's cross had rebounded off the bar. The home side pushed hard to find the all-important third goal, with Kebe and McAnuff proving to be a nuisance for the visitors' defence all afternoon. Substitute Simon Church wasted a great chance to score the winner on 77 minutes as Kebe laid the ball perfectly into the striker's path but the Wales international failed to direct his shot on target. Reading made all the running late on but were unable to find a winner. end

Form Guide

    WDDLLD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Watford
  • WLDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 20/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • Reading
  • 24/04/2010
  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 26/09/2009
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Watford
  • 09/01/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 20/09/2008
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 11/03/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • S Long 9
  • JB Kebe 5
  • N Hunt 4
  • S Church 4
  • I Harte 3
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Manset 1
  • M Antonio 1

Watford

  • D Graham 15
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • D Cowie 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 56
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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